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South Columbus scorekeeper on the job since 1956

As the keeper of the books since the Eisenhower administration, Ms. Davis has been on the sidelines for thousands of junior varsity and varsity games and spends very little time away. As the keeper of the books since the Eisenhower administration, Ms. Davis has been on the sidelines for thousands of junior varsity and varsity games and spends very little time away.
Everlene Davis has been keeping the scorebook at SCHS since 1956. Everlene Davis has been keeping the scorebook at SCHS since 1956.

TABOR CITY (WECT) - As a young woman Everlene Davis thought her love for numbers would lead to a degree in mathematics. While she did earn her degree it wasn't in math, but she's had more than her fill of numbers.

Davis has been the scorekeeper for the South Columbus basketball program since 1956.

"Yeah, I'm still keeping the book," Davis said. "It's been quite an experience for me, a lot of hard work but I've enjoyed every bit of it."

As the keeper of the books since the Eisenhower administration, Ms. Davis has been on the sidelines for thousands of junior varsity and varsity games and spends very little time away.

"I'd say but five, maybe five missed games," she said. "It is a sense of responsibility, you must be very dedicated and committed to do the job."

As for the job itself, it's something she does the old fashioned way, with pen or pencil in hand instead of a calculator.

"I was told I'm different because the kids have to use a calculator and they still get the scores wrong," she added, "I appreciate that knowledge even at the stage of my life that I'm still able to do that."

After 58 years of service, it's something she's not ready to give up quite yet.

"I haven't even thought about it. I'm a person who feels they should give back to the community and this one has been behind me since I was a little girl so no, I'm not going anywhere quite yet," said Davis.

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