RiverHawks finishing up home games

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Columbus' Brett Hammond fights for the puck with Riverhawk Jason Weeks in December. Four home games remain this week and next.

Come cheer on the home team at several local sporting events. Augusta's hockey team, the Augusta RiverHawks, is winding down its season and will play its last four home games of the season this month.


On Friday, the RiverHawks will play the Knoxville Ice Bears. On Saturday, the team will play Huntsville Havoc. Also on Saturday, the team will wear St. Patrick's Day jerseys, which will be auctioned following the game. All proceeds will benefit the Vision Discovery Institute.

Next week, the RiverHawks play the Knoxville Ice Bears on March 24. For the March 25 game against the Columbus Cottonmouths, the team will hold Fan Appreciation Night with player autographs, free posters and team pictures for fans and a golf cart giveaway. The team will also have jersey auctions.

All games start at 7:30 p.m. at James Brown Arena. For tickets, visit the RiverHawk's Web site at www.augustariverhawks.com or the arena box office or call (877) 4AUG-TIX. Tickets range from $10 to $18.

IN LESS THAN A MONTH, the Augusta GreenJackets will kick off its season in Augusta. From April 15-23, the minor league baseball team will play at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Here's the schedule:

April 15-18: Augusta GreenJackets vs. West Virginia Power. Game times are: 7:35 p.m. April 15; 7:05 p.m. April 16 and 18; and 2:05 April 17.

April 19-23: GreenJackets vs. Delmarva Shorebirds, 7:05 p.m.

Fans can enjoy fireworks at the April 16 and April 23 games. There will be a bobble head giveaway at the April 22 game.

Single game tickets go on sale online at noon on March 26 at www.greenjacketsbaseball. com. Prices vary depending on the game and available seats. Discounts are offered on general admission tickets for military, seniors and youth 12 and under.



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