LEGENDARY SWIM coach Richard “Whit” Whitworth passed away on Dec. 27 after a battle with cancer. He an MHS alum and head swim coach at Melrose High for 45 years, retiring in 2019. He is pictured here with his 200 relay team in 2016. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Monday, December 27 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Incarnation Church on Tuesday, December 28th at 10:00AM. (file photo)