The only thing little about Kalia Littlejohn is her last name.
The Coupeville Middle School hoops sensation, one half of the Shake ‘n Bake Sisters with CHS freshman Mia Littlejohn, Kalia brings it big everywhere else.
Big game, on and off the court.
I’m not going to tell you the CMS 8th grader, who celebrates a birthday today, is guaranteed to be an all-star at the high school level or beyond.
Judging middle school athletes is a tricky business, at best, and a lot can happen over the ensuing years.
Growth spurts, changing priorities and on and on.
Some talented youngsters end up deep on the bench as they get older, while some scrubs suddenly morph into super stars in their teen years.
Based on Mia, who has already lettered twice in her freshman year, I think Kalia is probably as sure a shot as we will find.
But, you never know and I don’t want to put too much pressure on her.
Either way, though, I will guarantee you this — Kalia will be one of the most entertaining athletes we’re likely to see in Cow Town over the next few years.
She plays all her sports — volleyball, soccer, track, but, most of all, basketball — at a frantic pace.
Like her sister and their brother, Zepher Loesch, before them, Kalia delivers a jolt of electricity every time she steps up to compete.
What puts her further out in front of the crowd is her personality, which is one part sunny, one part mischievous.
Kalia has yet to meet a camera she can’t pose for, and she and fellow young guns like Lindsey Roberts and Sarah Wright seem primed to claim the throne of lens-lovin’ Wolf legends like Kacie Kiel, Julia Myers and McKayla Bailey.
So, on this, her big day, all my best to the littlest Littlejohn.
I look forward to seeing what you can accomplish in the coming years, Kalia.