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Swedes end one-act season with 4th place

3 noted performances at district.

Despite bumps in the road, Swede one-act performers put together an amazing production, according to director Lori Long.

The Swedes finished fourth at B-6 district competition last Friday in the performing arts center with their performance of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

Named as outstanding performers were Josh Clark, Ryan Ostendorf and Morgan Kowalewski.

“The district performance was our best, so we peaked at the right time,” Long said. “The judges made the comment to me at the end of the contest that the B-6 district is the toughest in Class B, and this year was no exception.”

Alliance won the district with Sidney finishing second.

Long noted that Alliance and Ogallala, in 2009 and 2008, were state champions in B-6.

“Alliance was amazing at district,” she said. “We look forward to giving them another run next year.”

Besides Alliance and Ogallala, others schools who competed against the Swedes at district included Mitchell, Chadron, McCook and Valentine.

The Swedes also competed at the Gothenburg Invite on Nov. 16 where Clark was named outstanding performer.

Other schools competing there included Lexington—which finished first—Cozad, Cody-Kilgore, Loup City, Hershey, Eustis-Farnam and Cross County (Stromsburg).

Southwest Conference one-act play competition in Alliance was canceled twice because of snow and icy roads.

During the Swedes’ first competition in Loup City, Ostendorf received

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