Area hoops standouts earn all-state honors

Iola's Cortland Carson and Marmaton Valley's Janae Granere headlined a group of local basketball standouts. Each earned second-team all state honors in 2023-24.


March 28, 2024 - 1:03 PM

Iola High's Cortland Carson, left, and Marmaton Valley High's Janae Granere both earned second-team all-state honors for their work on the basketball court in 2023-24. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Area high school basketball standouts received another round of postseason accolades, with two prominent statewide periodicals announcing their all-state hoops performers.

Leading the way locally were Iola High’s Cortland Carson and Marmaton Valley High’s Janae Granere.

Carson earned second-team all-state honors in Class 3A by Sports in Kansas. He also received honorable mention for KSHSAA Covered’s all-state Class 3A roster.

The junior averaged 18.3 points, 4.1 rebounds. 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals a game.

Granere, a senior, earned honorable mention Class 1A-I recognition from KSHSAA Covered and second-team Class 1A-II honors from Sports in Kansas. She averaged 17.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.0 assists per game.

Several others earned honorable mention for all-state designations in their respective classes: Iola’s Landon Weide and Keira Fawson; Humboldt’s Colden Cook and Sam Hull; Marmaton Valley’s Brayden Lawson, Jaedon Granere, Tyler Lord and Payton Scharff; and Crest’s Ryan Golden and Kayla Hermreck.

Local honorees:

KSHSAA Covered

All-State teams

Class 3A


Cortland Carson, Jr., Iola

Landon Weide, Sr., Iola

Colden Cook, Jr., Humboldt

Sam Hull, Sr., Humboldt

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