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  • Archer Goslin, 14, takes state championship again

  • Medford archer Justin Goslin ended his youth career on top.
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  • Medford archer Justin Goslin ended his youth career on top.
    The 14-year-old freshman-to-be at North Medford High School easily outshot his competition last weekend to win the Oregon State 3D Championship and lock up his second overall state championship in three years.
    Goslin came out hot Saturday during the two-day competition at the Beekman Ridge Archery course near Eagle Point, then finished plenty strong to win the event by 20 points — the equivalent of a three-touchdown win in football.
    "The first day I did really well, and it made the difference," Goslin says. "Everything felt really good."
    Goslin won the three-tournament triple crown in 2010, then fell just short last year in the category for ages 12 to 14 years old.
    He'll now move into the Young Adult category for shooters aged 15 to 17.
    He previously won the Oregon State Field Championships in June outside of Eugene and took second by two points February during the Oregon State Indoor Championships in Lincoln City.
    The Rogue Valley Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will hold its fourth annual fundraising banquet and auction Aug. 11 in Medford to raise money to build more hen-house nesting structures and fund other programs it helps in the region.
    The doors to the Ramada Convention Center near Food 4 Less will open at 5 p.m., with the dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by an evening of live and silent auctions and raffles.
    The banquet is the major fundraiser for the chapter, and 25 percent of the money raised there will remain local for projects here. The rest goes to the parent Delta Waterfowl, which has main offices in North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada.
    The local chapter began five years ago and now sports about 200 members within a 150-mile radius of Medford, says chapter president Steve DeBerry.
    About 150 people are expected to attend the banquet, DeBerry says.
    Single tickets cost $55, and couples can get in for $80. Youth tickets are available for $40.
    A variety of other ticket packages are available.
    Tickets can be purchased online at www.deltawaterfowl.org or by calling DeBerry at 541-973-9250.
    Reach reporter Mark Freeman at 541-776-4470 or mfreeman@mailtribune.com.
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