Mercy remains team to beat in Catholic League and maybe beyond

FARMINGTON HILLS — There was a certain bit of revenge sought in this one.

Roughly a month after the Dearborn Divine Child girls basketball team handed Farmington Hills Mercy its only league loss of the year, the teams met for a second time Jan. 26.

There would be no repeat performance.

“This was a big win for us,” Mercy coach Gary Morris said of the 46-31 victory. “This is a league where every game is tough. All season, we’ve been involved with close games. Really, this one was too until the fourth.”

Close, but never in doubt. The Marlins put together one of their most complete efforts of the year, and in doing so, took firm control of the Catholic High School League Central Division.

Mercy avenges only league loss, rolls past Divine Child 46-31

DEARBORN — Entering Thursday night’s road battle at Dearborn Divine Child, the Farmington Hills Mercy basketball team had a single blemish on its Catholic League Central Division record.

Fittingly enough, it came at the hands of the Falcons back on Dec. 21.

Leaving the Divine Child gym this night, the Marlins’ single blemish remained.

“This was a big win for us,” Mercy coach Gary Morris said of the 46-31 victory. “This is a league where every game is tough. All season we’ve been involved with close games. Really, this one was too until the fourth.”

Mercy’s last loss this season was the 54-39 setback to DC at home in December.

In that game, the Falcons came out firing, connecting on a number of 3-pointers, and the Marlins never recovered from.

Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Regional Scholastic Art Awards 2017
Congratulations to the 12 students from Mercy’s Art Department who won 13 awards in this year’s Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition.  
Special congratulations to Bianca Seely and Katelynn Smith. They won gold keys (first place) in the individual photography (Bianca) and ceramics (Katelynn) contests. Their pieces will compete in New York for national awards in March.

Mercy wins slugfest to complete regular-season sweep of Marian WITH PHOTO GALLERY

FARMINGTON HILLS — The thing about defense is — yes, it can win championships — but it has a hard time winning basketball games single-handedly.

You still have to put the ball in the bucket occasionally to do that.

Farmington Hills Mercy did that with just a touch more frequency in Tuesday’s Catholic League defensive grudge match against rival Birmingham Marian, winning essentially on the strength of three made 3-pointers, 33-30.

“I loved our fight and our will. … Just a hard-fought game. I thought both teams had a lot of will,” Mercy coach Gary Morris said. “I think both teams would’ve liked to have played better offensively, maybe taken better care of the ball at times. …

“But real proud of how our kids competed.”

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