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Regional playoff action this week in soccer and basketball — here’s who, where and when

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It’s win-or-go-home time for Osceola County’s soccer and basketball teams who won district championships or earned at-large berths last week. 

The soccer teams had district tournaments two weeks ago. Celebration’s boys (9-2-2), the District 7A-9 champion, is the No. 1 seed in Region 3 and will play at home Tuesday, against Palm Beach Central at 7 p.m., and then on Friday and Feb. 21 if they continue winning.

Also Tuesday’s Harmony’s girls (13-3), the No. 4 seed in Region 3, hosts Treasure Coast, and will then likely continue its playoff run on the road with continued wins.

Wednesday, two of the four girls basketball teams who won district championships Friday will host a regional semifinal, including (20-6), who is the No. 1 seed in Region 6A-2, and Gateway, the No. 3 in 5A-2. Tohopekaliga, playing in its first regional playoff basketball game in school history (boys or girls), has the daunting task of heading to reigning Class 7A Dr. Phillips for its opener Wednesday.

Thursday, district champion Osceola (14-11) and wild card St. Cloud (19-6) travel to 7A and 6A No. 1 seeds Oak Ridge and Edgewater.

Regional playoff schedule

Tuesday

Boys soccer
Class 7A: Palm Beach Central at Celebration
Class 5A: Wesley Chapel Cypress Creek at Gateway
Girls soccer
Class 7A: Treasure Coast at Harmony
Class 7A: Celebration at Boca Raton

Wednesday

Girls basketball
Class 7A: Tohopekaliga at Dr. Phillips
Class 6A: New Smyrna Beach at St. Cloud
Class 5A: Tampa Spoto at Gateway
Class 2A: City of Life at North Tampa Christian Acad.

Thursday

Boys basketball
Class 7A: Osceola at Oak Ridge
Class 6A: St. Cloud at Edgewater

Friday

Soccer
Regional semifinals 

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