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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Ring Video Doorbell 4 vs. Nest Doorbell (battery): A home security showdown

The Ring 4 and Nest Doorbell (battery) pair well with their respective ecosystems—Amazon Alexa and Google. But which smart doorbell is best overall? → Read More

What is Xfinity Flex? A guide to the 4K streaming box

By signing up for an Xfinity internet service plan, you can score an Xfinity Flex, a 4K streaming box meant to work alongside the internet service. → Read More

Everything you need to know about Xfinity Mobile

Comcast has joined the ranks of mobile phone service carriers → Read More

How to enable Alexa's new wake word and masculine voice

Aside from Google Assistant and Siri, Amazon Alexa ranks as one of the most popular voice assistants. Now, it's got new wake word and voice options. → Read More

Apple is ending the HomePod—here's what to buy instead

Apple's HomePod may be finished, but smart speakers from Sonos, Amazon, Google, and others are ready to step in and fill the void in your smart home. → Read More

Tracy High volleyball sweeps section quarterfinal match

TRACY - Three months into the season, the Tracy High volleyball team finally feels like it's at full strength. The Bulldogs looked every bit of it → Read More

Athlete of the Week: Senior Treyvon Brekenridge leads Edison High football's air attack

STOCKTON - By definition, there was a quarterback battle in camp for Edison High football. By the sound of it, the job was senior Treyvon → Read More

Kimball, Escalon football teams provide Week 5 highlights

Week 5 of prep football is over, and with it, the pre-league portion of the season’s schedule is officially complete.Starting next week, the battles for league titles and playoff spots are expected to get intense across the area, from the Tri-City Athletic League up to the Mother Lode League.Before the push for the postseason gets under way, here’s a look at how the pre-season schedule wrapped… → Read More

Stagg football inducts 8th class into Hall of Fame

STOCKTON - Before the pomp and circumstance of Stagg’s homecoming win over Modesto on Friday night, a pair of lifelong friends stood before the → Read More

How to follow the biggest prep football games of Week 5

STOCKTON - Another week of prep football is about to kick off.With mere days left before league season fully kicks off, here’s a look the biggest games of Week 5, and how to follow along with each contest.[gh:blockquote class="twitter-tweet"][gh:p lang="en" dir="ltr"]TONIGHT: Here's where we'll be for Week 5 of Prep FB[gh:a href=""]@LionsLinden[/gh:a] at Bret Harte -[gh:a href="? → Read More

Strong defense helds Stagg beat Modesto 30-14

STOCKTON - Five games into the season, the Stagg High football team has a winning record.It couldn't have come at a better time.The Delta Kings shut out → Read More

Stagg, Modesto tied at halftime

STOCKTON — At halftime Friday night, the Stagg High football team was tied 14-14 with visiting Modesto.Quarterback Elijah Turner had three TD passes to three different receivers for the Delta Kings (2-2) at the break.Stagg started hot Friday night. On Modesto's opening drive, senior linebacker Adrian Sanchez forces a fumble with a deafening hit across the middle. Teammate Damareey Thompson… → Read More

Strong defense helps Stagg beat Modesto 30-14

STOCKTON - Five games into the season, the Stagg High football team has a winning record.It couldn't have come at a better time.The Delta Kings shut out → Read More

Linden, Bret Harte football to battle in Week 5

It’s the calm before the storm. But, don’t count out a little thunder tonight.The Tri-City Athletic League, San Joaquin Athletic Association and other league seasons start next week. Before that, tonight’s slate of Week 5 games feature a Trans Valley League showdown between undefeated squads, one more cross-league faceoff and the No. 3 team in the state coming to town.Here’s a look at what Week… → Read More

Listen: Tracy High volleyball's captains chasing TCAL title

TRACY - The captains of the Tracy High volleyball team did not spare words.As the Bulldogs move into Tri-City Athletic League play, they have clear goals → Read More

Athlete of the Week: Freshman golfer Brenna Preap excels for Bear Creek High

STOCKTON - Brenna Preap fondly remembers the first time she shot par.It was two summers ago, while playing at a tournament in Palm Springs. After the round, Preap managed to keep her cool until she got back to her hotel. Then, she began to scream in excitement with her mother.“I was so happy,” Preap said. “I finally got it.”Preap, a freshman golfer at Bear Creek High, has brought her talent in… → Read More

Trojans, T-Wolves still unbeaten after Week 4

STOCKTON - The surprises. The regressions. The power houses, and the struggling rosters.Through five full weeks of prep football, it’s all starting to take shape.With Week 4 officially over, a number of teams in the area have started strong, and just as many have stumbled out of the gates. Teams like Lincoln (5-0) and Sierra (5-0) are yet to be defeated, while squads like Tracy (1-4) and Bear… → Read More

Family Day at the Park delivers 'natural joy' at Weber Point

STOCKTON — Detroit Dixon exited stage right Saturday afternoon, having been the subject of a “dad rap” performed by hip-hop → Read More

How to follow along with Week Four's biggest prep football games

STOCKTON - The Vikings against the Flames. The Titans taking on the Trojans. The Timberwolves against the Jaguars.And so much more.Week 4 of prep football → Read More

Edison High knocks off unbeaten Lodi, 48-6

STOCKTON - It was a sluggish start to the evening.Eventually, though, the Edison High football team found the right gear, leaving visiting Lodi in the → Read More