Jon Roetman

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Jon Roetman is an award-winning sports editor with The Connection Newspapers. He joined the company in August 2009, covering Alexandria, Mount Vernon, Arlington and Potomac, Md., and now contributes to coverage in Burke, Springfield, Fairfax and Fairfax Station, as well.

Roetman joined The Connection after more than three years at the Hobbs News-Sun, a daily newspaper in Hobbs, N.M., where he covered high school and small college sports. The News-Sun promoted Roetman to sports editor after two months as a sportswriter.

The Portland, Ore., native graduated from the University of Oregon in 2005. He contributed to the student newspaper, the Oregon Daily Emerald, as a freelancer or staff writer for three years, including covering the football and men’s basketball teams.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Softball Looking for Conference 7 Supremacy

Orleans’ pitching heroics help Wolverines beat Majors in opener.

West Potomac senior Jayne Orleans headed to the dugout to get warm after pitching five innings during the Wolverines’ season opener against Mount Vernon on March 18.

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Alexandria: Defending Champion T.C. Williams Titans Looking for Offense

T.C. Williams must find way to score without standout Williamson.

Late in Tuesday's match against Centreville, Sebastian Hendi thought back to last season, when the T.C. Williams boys’ soccer team would blast the ball ahead to Eryk Williamson and let the talented striker do what he does best: put the ball in the net and help the Titans win.

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Perennial Power Chantilly Boys’ Lax Teaches Lesson to Herndon

Hornets goalkeeper Mach plays well in defeat.

The Chantilly boys' lacrosse team beat Herndon 10-1 on Monday.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Softball Looking for Conference 7 Supremacy

Orleans’ pitching heroics help Wolverines beat Majors in opener.

West Potomac softball is off to a 4-0 start.

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Alexandria: Defending Champion Titans Looking for Offense

T.C. Williams boys' soccer must find way to score without standout Williamson.

The T.C. Williams boys' soccer team has a different look following its state championship run in 2014.

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Great Falls: Langley Boys’ Lax Bounces Back From Historic Loss

Saxons beat Yorktown in home opener.

The Langley boys' lacrosse team won a pair of games after opening the season with its first ever loss to McLean.

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Fairfax: Is Robinson Boys Lacrosse Team Confident or Cocky?

Defending state champion Rams have high expectations.

Robinson improved to 3-0 with win over Dominion.

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Chantilly Boys’ Lax to Face Robinson in Battle of State Powers

Chargers beat Herndon 10-1 Monday.

The Chantilly boys’ lacrosse team spent the first half of Monday’s game at Herndon playing like a group potentially looking ahead to Thursday’s matchup with defending state champion Robinson. The Chargers’ second-half performance assured any slip-ups would not result in defeat.

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Arlington: Yorktown Boys’ Lax Striving To Be Annual Regional Contender

Patriots return from deepest postseason run in program history.

The 2014 Yorktown boys’ lacrosse team experienced the best season in program history, reaching the 6A North region tournament semifinals.

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Mount Vernon: BI Girls’ Lax Now 'The Hunted'

Defending Champion BI Girls’ Lax open seasons with win over Georgetown Visitation.

After a three-goal performance against Georgetown Visitation on Tuesday, including the game-winner with 5:44 remaining, Bishop Ireton senior Kelly Mathews tried to describe the difference between the Cardinals’ outlook in 2014, and how they approach things now after winning WCAC and state championships last season.

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