Any athlete will tell you the "greatest love of all" is winning.

Valentine's Day falls in this week. So do important regional tournament games for girls basketball and the boys state soccer tournament. Even if we're looking at different sports, the refrain is the same: Win or start next year a day earlier than you'd like.

Here's a glance at what's on tap this week:

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Palm Beach Lakes (23-1) faces Northeast (15-7) in the Class 7A regional semifinals. Lakes is coming off a 74-54 win over Fort Lauderdale. Northeast, which has won three in a row, iced Lake Worth in the last round. How each got here is where it gets interesting. Lakes has point guard Kayla Thigpen, who scored 24 points last game. Lakes also had seven players score. Northeast only has six players. Period. It's a pretty interesting story. We'll have it, along with a few other things, in Tuesday's paper.

BOYS SOCCER: Atlantic, Boca Raton and Trinity Christian are three of the area's four teams heading to state. Let's start with Atlantic. It came back from a 1-0 hole against Fort Lauderdale to score four unanswered in a 4-1 win. This is the first time Atlantic has reached the state tournament, according to coach Mike Sicard. Boca Raton and Trinity Christian have been at the state tournament before. Boca has made several appearances winning several state titles. Trinity Christian, on the other hand, returns to state for the first time since 2007, the last time it won state.