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9C Extra: Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Paij Peterson, North Star

North Star's Paij Peterson has been a 9C tournament star for a long, long time


February 14, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

North Star senior Paij Peterson brings the ball up the floor during Wednesday's 9C girls tournament game between the Knights and the Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds inside the HHS gymnasium. Peterson has been a three-sport varsity standout for the Knights for all four years of high school. And, some of her fondest memories have come during the annual 9C tournament in Havre. North Star beat HLP Wednesday and will play in tonight's semifinals.

When it comes to 9C girls basketball, it's doubtful many players in this weekend's tournament have logged as many minutes in tournament games inside the famed HHS gymnasium as North Star's Paij Peterson has.

In fact, when it comes to being a veteran of the 9C tourney, Peterson might as well be the poster-child.

That's because, from her first days as a freshman at North Star, Peterson has been a varsity athlete, whether in volleyball or on the track. But, where Peterson has really shined has been her play on the basketball court, and she knows, as well as anybody, what the spirit of the 9C...

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