AYER -- The Ayer-Shirley Dynamites fifth-sixth grade girls Nashoba Valley Youth Basketball League team had an explosive season. The fireworks finale came Tuesday night with the Ayer-Shirley Dynamite's 21-4 win over the Ayer-Shirley Thunder at Ayer-Shirley Middle School.
With their win, the Dynamites racked up an 11-0 undefeated season under co-coaches Dallas Nealy and Danny Sheriff.
Danny Sheriff said the Dynamites defense "was just amazing ... they put on a Kentucky Wildcat-style defense. Those girls scrapped."
As we go to press on Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Ayer-Shirley Spartan seventh-eighth grade boys NVYBL team remains in the championship hunt, with a Wednesday night championship final game against the Littleton Lumberjacks. Game time is 7:15 p.m. at Ayer-Shirley Middle School in Shirley.
-- MARY E. ARATA