Mercy cagers prevail, 33-30, in battle with Marian

Marlins jump into sole possession of first place in Central Division

While it's way to early to declare a Catholic League Central Division champion, Farmington Hills Mercy took a key step towards that crown Tuesday evening.

Playing on its home court in front of a large crowd, Mercy took down arch rival Bloomfield Hills Marian in a Central Division first-place showdown. Each team had entered the game tied for the lead after concluding the first half of the division schedule with identical 5-1 records.

Godbold leads Mercy past Ladywood

Chloe Godbold measures only 5 feet, 4 inches, but the Farmington Hills Mercy senior guard loomed large Friday night in the Marlins' 43-30 girls basketball win over host Livonia Ladywood.

Godbold connected on four straight third quarter shots, including a pair from three-point range, as Mercy stretched a 28-16 halftime lead to as many as 22 points (on a basket by Katie Coe) to key the Catholic League Central Division victory.

With the win, the Marlins improved to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the division.

New Mercy robotics room is 'riveting'

FARMINGTON HILLS — A number of Mercy High School students sported red and white polka dot bandanas and blue-collar work shirts rolled up to the elbows. 

The team of students embodied Rosie the Riveter, and they wore a picture of the powerhouse on their collars to boot Dec. 16 at the school.

The Mercy students have a reason to imitate the World War II cultural icon: She is the namesake of their school robotics team, The Riveters. 

The Riveters, team mentors, community leaders and school officials gathered at the school to celebrate the team’s new robotics room with a ribbon cutting — a polka dot ribbon, naturally.

Mercy cuts ribbon on new robotics digs

The Mercy High School robotics team has a new home.

School officials cut the ribbon recently on the new robotics room, which will house equipment and materials, as well as supporting all activities for the robotics team, the Riveters.

The new digs make robotics a more feasible option for Mercy students and, as an added benefit, contribute to STEM activities at the school.

The Riveters hope to inspire in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for students at Mercy High School. FIRST Robotics encourages young women to choose STEM career paths. Visit for more information about Robotics Team.

Robotics Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Mercy High School and the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mercy ROBOTICS TEAM, The Riveters on Friday, December 16, 2016. We celebrated the new dedicated space at Mercy which will house equipment and materials to support Robotics. This new advanced space will make Robotics more feasible for Mercy students to participate and compete in the coming years as well as help contribute to STEM type activities at the school.

Watch the Robot cut the ribbon here!

Welcome and Prayer                        Dr. Cheryl Kreger ’66 EdD, Mercy High School President

Marlins Get Past Cranes

Farmington Hills Mercy Sophomore Libby Bartels scores the game winner on Wednesday against Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood.

Farmington Hills Mercy tips rival Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood, 3-1.

Defending Michigan Metro Girls High School Hockey League Division 1 champion Farmington Hills Mercy downed Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 3-1 on Wednesday, December 14 at Cranbrook's Wallace Ice Arena.

Cranbrook led 1-0 after the first period on a goal by senior Jaden Bertuzzi. Mercy tied the game in the second period on a goal by senior Hannah Roegner.

Mercy picks up early season Catholic League win over rival Marian

Bloomfield Hills – In an unusually early Catholic League matchup against rival Birmingham Marian, Farmington Hills Mercy’s second half defense clamped down on Friday night.

After falling behind 27-21 at halftime on Friday night, the Marlins allowed just six points through the first 12 minutes of the second half as Mercy would pick up a 44-43 win to open up Catholic League play.

Mercy head coach Gary Morris said that playing a quality league opponent like Marian this early in the season was a challenge for his team, but said that he was pleased with his team’s play throughout the game on Friday night.

FH Mercy edges Marian in girls hoops WITH PHOTO GALLERY

BIRMINGHAM – In girls hoops action, Chloe Godbold scored 11 points as Farmington Hills Mercy edged Birmingham Marian 44-43 on Friday evening.

Jackie Bauer and Katie Coe scored 10 points. Jenna Schluter recorded seven points and Jess Mruzik scored six points had 10 rebounds for Mercy (2-1, 1-0 CHSL).

Olivia Moore scored 11 points. Lauren Montalbano, Hannah Redoute and Uche Ike all scored eight points for Marian (2-2, 0-1 CHSL).

Mercy's Katie Minnich is girls MLive Detroit Swimmer of the Year

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI -- Heading into the girls swim season this fall, Katie Minnich's dominance in the 100-yard backstroke had already been well known. As the state champion in the event as a freshman and sophomore, Minnich returned for her junior season this fall with every intention of defending he title.

Not only did Minnich defend her title, the Farmington Hills Mercy standout also posted the fastest 100-yard backstroke time ever a Division 1 championship meet, swimming a time of 53.99 in the prelims.