Source: MI Prep Zone

Author: Patrick McIntyre

WATERFORD — If the 2014 Oakland County swim and dive championships, held at Waterford Mott on Sunday, were a swimmer, they went out fast before settling into a familiar rhythm, but had enough in reserve for the extra kick to get to the wall.

Source: MI Prep Zone

Author: Drew Ellis

FARMINGTON HILLS – You can’t teach height. You also can’t teach heart.

Jenna Lerg isn’t your prototypical outside hitter, standings just 5-foot-6, but the Farmington Hills Mercy senior has still found a way to make an impact for the Marlins and place herself amongst the best in the state of Michigan.

Source: The Observer/Eccentric

Author: Dan O'Meara

Farmington Hill Mercy got a glimpse as to what the re-aligned Catholic League Central Division is going to be like this volleyball season.

The Marlins can expect every match to be highly competitive, just like the one they played Thursday evening with Dearborn Divine Child.

Source: The Observer/Eccentric

Author: Aileen Wingblad

Eighteen Mercy High School students put aside their laptops and books for a few hours last Tuesday and picked up pruning shears, sponges and squeegies to demonstrate what community service means to them.

Source: The Observer/Eccentric

Author: Dan O'Meara

Opposing coaches and people in the know see Farmington Hills Mercy as the team to beat once again in Division 1 girls swimming and diving.

The defending state champions have another talented team and are ranked No. 1 in the statewide poll of high school swim coaches.

Source: The Michigan Catholic

Author: Elizabeth Wong Barnstead

Local Ukrainian artist’s forgotten design comes full circle

FARMINGTON HILLS — As a young man studying sculpture in Minsk more than 30 years ago, Sergei Mitrofanov was considering a design of the “Deposition of Christ,” also commonly known as the “Pieta.”

Source: The Observer/Eccentric

Author: Dan O'Meara

If Farmington Hills Mercy continues on its current pace, the Marlins can anticipate 2014 being another outstanding year in the game of volleyball.

They already have established themselves as one of the top teams in the state and have the potential to do great things this season.

Source: The Detroit Free Press

Author: Patricia Montemurri

Oprah Winfrey has invited 222 seniors from Farmington Hills Mercy High School to attend her two-day “The Life You Want” extravaganza for free this weekend at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Source: CBS Detroit

Author: Edward Cardenas

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Lisa Ludwinski has been baking since she was a child, making unique creations in professional kitchens and her own home.

Now, after winning  the 2014 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by the Detroit Lions Wednesday, she will be able to bring her hand-made, seasonal pies and cookies to a larger audience through her bakery Sister Pie.