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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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Alexandria Q&A: T.C. Williams Grad Holland to Play at Fairmont State

QB helped Titans reach playoffs in 2013, snapping 22-year drought.

Q&A with T.C. Williams graduate Darius Holland.

Chantilly: Westfield Grad Wants to Bring Back Girls’ Golf Team

Kara Moore recalls the benefits of golf during her time at Westfield.

Kara Moore was a four-time regional qualifier for the Westfield girls' golf team.

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Q&A: McLean’s Norton Committed to Indiana as Sophomore

Catcher is superstitious, listens to 30-song playlist on game days.

Q&A with McLean rising senior catcher Bella Norton.

Burke: Illinois De­-Commit Ohanian Faces Uncertain Future

Bishop O'Connell rising junior softball player and Burke resident Patty Maye Ohanian de-committed from the University of Illinois this summer.

Mount Vernon: West Potomac’s Gallagher Commits to Fresno State

Rising junior helped Wolverines reach Conference 7 final.

Martha Gallagher enjoyed her first trip to the West Coast enough that she decided to plan for a lengthy return.

Alexandria Firefighter a Pass-Catching Force for D.C. Divas

Whisonant won bodybuilding title at World Police and Fire Games.

The D.C. Divas will play on July 25 for a chance to go to the WFA national championship game.

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Arlington: Yorktown Graduate Wood Plays in Third Ripken League All-Star Game

6-foot-6 slugger totaled 8 home runs, 32 RBIs at WVU in 2015.

Yorktown graduate Shaun Wood hit eight home runs and totaled 32 RBIs for the West Virginia University baseball team in 2015.

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Burke: Lake Braddock Grad Owens Plays in Ripken League All-Star Game

Former ECU middle infielder to play at Virginia Tech.

Vienna River Dogs infielder and 2014 Lake Braddock graduate Jack Owens played in his first Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League all-star game.

Great Falls: Langley Boys’ Lacrosse Coach Brewer Retires After 21 Seasons

Brewer totaled 288 wins, 4 state titles with Saxons.

Long-time Langley boys' lacrosse coach Earl Brewer retires after 21 seasons with the Saxons.

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Vienna: Koshuta Twins Overcame ACL Injuries

Kelly will play basketball at Virginia Tech, Joe to play football.

The Koshuta twins each suffered an ACL injury while at Madison, but each will play a sport at Virginia Tech.

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